I figured out how to post pics of my GMC

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  1. Bilbo

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    Well, I thought maybe an update is in order. A little progress has been made. Here's a couple of pictures for reference...
     

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  2. Bilbo

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    I was having trouble uploading photos, so I did a second note...
     

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    Outstanding work!!! Are you to where you can drive it now? Door panels~
     
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    Very classy work. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Awesome job Bilbo, love that engine bay with the color scheme and detail! thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. got me inspired!
     
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    Great work. That pin stripe really makes it pop. Like the running boards too.
    Let me know when your ready for me to drop off my truck for paint. LoL.
    Very nice.
     
  7. Bill Hanlon

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    Me too. No need to worry about rust, just termites.
     
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    Wow !

    Looking very good there ! .

    Izzat a Canuckian GMC ?

    It's uncommon to see one with a short motor in it :p .
     
  9. Bilbo

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    Zig, Yeah, 'Clarabelle' has been around the block a couple of times recently... Still figuring on the door panels?? Has the grey ones for now. Nate, this is a '52 Chevy chassis, with a GMC on it. The engine is, of course, actually a '55 Chevy 235. To mount the GMC front end, all I had to do was Morph the two radiator supports into one... Used the lower from the Chevy, and welded the upper for the 'G'. Set the fender support height according to the GMC need before welding. Thanks to all for the compliments. BTW, That's a 30-30 paint job, Looks good from 30ft away, or going by at 30mph :D
     
  10. Zig

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    But you did it, and that's what makes it even better!
    Is your gun gravity fed or siphon? It's getting closer to time for me to get a new gun so I can get more of my truck painted, and I was just wondering which one you used and how you like it.
    You know you'll need to change your avatar again...
     
  11. Bilbo

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    Thanks Zig. I used an HVLP gravity fed gun, from Northern Tool. It sprays using about 30# pressure, and doesn't have a lot of overspray. I like it pretty well. I did practice a bit on some parts that were 'surplus'. A painter friend told me to spray a light coat first, then about 10 minutes later add a heavier coat and it sticks better without running. I noticed that I need to change my avatar again as well... Will do.
     
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    Bill, do you have any pics of the morphing of the radiator supports? I've always wondered about the differences between the trucks and how you could "marry" the two together. By the way, your truck is looking way too good to be a GMC!!:D

    Ken
     
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    Ken: Rob English (web master over at oldGMCtrucks.org) has a copyrighted picture available at http://oldgmctrucks.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/633004236/m/99620037073?r=87420137073#87420137073 that shows the differences between Chevy and GMC in the frame's front crossmember.
     
  14. Zig

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    Sorry Brother~

    GMC's never look "good". They just look "MANLY". Oh Charles~~~~ :rolleyes:
     
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    Paul,
    ???:confused:???, if that GMC is so manly, why are you putting Chevy parts on yours? :rolleyes: :D
     
  16. Zig

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    Blaspheme!!!

    Chevy parts you say? Not on MY truck! :D

    Well, okay~ with the exception of the front axle, but other than that...
    It's the front sheet metal that really counts, ya know. :cool:
     
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    ! Buck teef !

    FWIW ;

    I painted the 250 CID L6 in my CHEVROLET C/10 GMC red :p .

    Of course , that's the correct color for it but I'm just sayin' .

    :cool:
     
  19. Bilbo

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    Sooo, Starting to come around...;)
     
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    Sorry, Ken. I looked through my pictures, and it seems the photographer was on his day off that day... What I did was mount the Chevy radiator support, and measure the fender support brackets-to frame. Then I sawed off the lower part of the Chevy support just above the upper bend near the bottom. I cut off the GMC support at the same place, just above the bend. Then I clamped the two and installed in chassis. Raised/lowered the pieces 'till the distance was right and marked for cutting. Cut off excess of support and clamped and welded. I also added a reinforcement on the inside of the support to cover the weld area. Hope this helps a little, in lieu of pictures...
    BTW, Bill Hanlon, the running 'boards' are a safety addition during construction to keep me from wrecking my shins and knees again. :D
    Although I did make 2x8 boards for the first truck I owned, a 1950 Ford :eek:
     

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